Literature will always have a place so long as humans exist. I believe we are a cultural species and like to uncover our pasts and there will always be a group of people that are interested in that sort of thing. There are still people to this day buying novels, as my cousin is in middle school and yet he still wants to spend his money on them. Literature will always exist and perhaps the written works of today will me closely analyzed in the future by classes.
2312 had both the individual and collective freedom, as a collective they voted for the qubans to be exiled and as individuals spacers modify their body freely.
Ending it off with marriage and love felt like a way to satisfy who the readers were rooting for to get together, but if I were to look at it more deeply its more traditional and against what Swan would be for in the beginning.